ORDINANCE NO. 911

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING PARK CLOSURE HOURS AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 881 FOR THE CITY OF VERNONIA, OREGON

WHEREAS, the City of Vernonia, seeks to reduce acts of vandalism and loitering in City Parks, and

WHEREAS, the City of Vernonia would like to establish hours of closure specific to park activities and citizen use, and

WHEREAS, The City of Vernonia, believes limiting hours in the evening will reduce park vandalism and lessen staff work in cleaning said vandalism,

WHEREAS, The City of Vernonia wishes to adopt park hours in amending the initial ordinance that outline park rules and regulations, now therefore The City of Vernonia, Oregon does ordain as follows:

Section 1. [Amendment.] Section 6 of Ordinance 881 is amended to read:

Section 6. Hours of Park Closure

  • 2. Hours of Park Closure are as follows:
    • a. City Parks closed from dark to dawn:
      • -Shay Park
      • -Ora Bolmeier
      • -Hawkins Park
    • b. City Parks closed from 11 pm to dawn:
      • -Spencer Park
    • c. City Parks closed from 11 pm to 5am:
      • -Vernonia Lake
    • d. City Parks closed from 1Opm to 7am:
      • -Anderson Park
      • -Airport Park

Section 5. [Effective Date.]

Under the provisions of the City of Vernonia Charter of 1998, Chapter VIII, Section 32, the provisions of th is ordinance shall become effective on the thirtieth (30th) day after its adoption and authentication.

Section 6. [Recorder’s Duties.]

The City Recorder is hereby directed, upon adoption and authentication, to number this ordinance as the next adopted ordinance of the City of Vernonia.

Adoption Information

Ayes: 5  Nays: 0  Abstain: 0  Abssent: 0

Adopted: 2016-11-07  Effective: 2016-12-06

Signed: Randall J. Parrow, Mayor  Attest: Stephanie Borst, City Recorder